Mornington Crescent - Return Ticket

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  • balaambalaam Shipmate
    Elm Park, you all know why.
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    balaam wrote: »
    Elm Park, you all know why.

    Because you've forgotten the Engineering Works Spoon Rules?

    Charing Cross

  • But going back in time: Post Office.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Anyone for a pint of Guinness?

    Park Royal
  • I don't think they make it there any more. Royal Oak.
  • balaambalaam Shipmate
    Oxford Circus on the Victoria line, which puts the Central line out of play for the next move.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    In that case,

    Angel :innocent:
  • FirenzeFirenze Shipmate, Host Emeritus
    Oh very well, if you must - St Pancras
  • BroJamesBroJames Purgatory Host
    I don’t know, you duck out for a few days and when you come back players have adopted a completely different code. It’s as if playing rugby with a team of 13 or with 15 players was only about numbers.

    Fenchurch Street
  • Did you pass Go and collect your £200? Bond Street, as it's Friday.
  • Well, if we're collecting Monopoly squares, East Acton to visit Wormwood Scrubs.
  • Wet KipperWet Kipper Shipmate
    Just Visiting?
    I'll move us along to Rayner's Lane, can't be bothered trying to think up anything trickier to deal witih
  • Wet KipperWet Kipper Shipmate
    and apologies for my adding of an apostrophe, were there is none on the tube map.
    how am I supposed to know if the Lane belongs to Rayner, or is just full of Rayners?
  • SipechSipech Shipmate
    I suppose it's only logical to go to Deptford Bridge after that.
  • Wet KipperWet Kipper Shipmate
    Wasn't what I was expecting, but it fits, I guess
    Ruislip Gardens is looking appealing for now
  • FirenzeFirenze Shipmate, Host Emeritus
    Hell’s Bells, why not London Fields while we’re at it?
  • balaambalaam Shipmate
    Canning Town, because I can.
  • Escaping rapidly from Canning Town, because if you'd ever been there you'd be too, to Island Gardens on the Isle of Dogs.
  • Hmm. It's Friday, and the date is prime.

    Camden Town
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    It's also Norwegian Constitution Day, so

    Bergen :smile:
  • Which takes us to - where else? - Hell.
  • balaambalaam Shipmate
    Voldsminde on the Trondheim tramway.
  • Net SpinsterNet Spinster Shipmate
    Play an orange chip and Powell Street station
  • Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út. It's on Line 1.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    I think I might have you on a Pronunciation Orthogonal there, BT, so I'm going for something I can actually say:

    Ashford International
  • You notta like my Budapest? Iz outrage!
  • balaambalaam Shipmate
    edited May 18
    It's FA Cup final day, so Watford.
  • FirenzeFirenze Shipmate, Host Emeritus
    Mind the Gap. Wembley Park.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Maybe we should go and join in the celebrations:

    Manchester Piccadilly
  • Or commiserations. Putney Bridge.
  • Is there no Sunday service? Surely the whole network can't be suspended?
  • Fulham's next fixture is at Crawley - Putney Bridge is the nearest tube station to Fulham FC
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    I wonder the grown-ups haven't made us tidy the board and little toy trains away...

    Time to make things interesting again using the Closed Mainline Sunday rules and go to Sheffield Victoria. Barring the obvious escape, which does open a blue chip diagonal to anyone who's got all three of their Termini, that puts open stations in Spoon.
  • Jengie JonJengie Jon Shipmate
    Given that and it being the Sabbath I think it is time to play Salvation Army Halt
  • We can't go back to Baptist End Halt, so it will have to be Ribblehead, where monthly services used to be held in the Waiting Room.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    I was going to suggest Harvey, but as tomorrow's a public holiday* in Canada the whole place is probably in Spoon - or at least out into the country to open up their cottages.

    So instead, I'm heading north:

    Glasgow Queen Street

    * Queen Victoria's birthday**, bless her!

    ** No - I don't know why we still have a public holiday for Queen Victoria's birthday either ... :confused:
  • A very good choice, I must say - although you had a fair number of Victorias you could have alighted it (London, Manchester, Sheffield, Norwich, Swansea for starters). Hence: Sirkeci (Marmaray).
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    edited May 19
    Aha. That's interesting. Very interesting.

    Good sir, meseems you are attempting a reverse Immelmann Turn? Haven't seen one of those since - ooh, must have been the 2003 Northern Schools' Finals in Barnoldswick. I was really impressed by a bold move like that from a 17 year old, but Ray Nurzlane has gone from strength to strength since; not surprisingly he was named as Player to Watch in the MC Player of the Year Awards the following year.

    Anyway, given that there's still that Spoon in place, and fortunately Dollis Hill can be avoided by an Oyster Evenings Only Old Stock option, I'm going to plump for Cockfosters
  • But we need to be gender-neutral in this enlightened age. Thus we must proceed with diligence to: Hendon Central.
  • FirenzeFirenze Shipmate, Host Emeritus
    Well since Chelsea Flower Show is upon us, I say we all go to South Kensington (which has the added bonus of negating all inverted rhomboids south of Heligoland).
  • But Sloane Square is so much closer to the Show.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    ... but presumably full of Sloane Rangers* so perhaps best avoided.

    * assuming they're not extinct yet - I can't remember the last time I saw one in the wild.

    Meanwhile, Caledonian Road
  • FirenzeFirenze Shipmate, Host Emeritus
    Which leaves me little option but to roll 2 d6, divide by the number of Tuesdays in Lent, look up the result in Wisden* and voila - Golders Green

    *excluding the batting averages for Surrey. Of course.
  • BroJamesBroJames Purgatory Host
    Under the Four Elements Rule that gets me straight to

    Ruislip
  • But surely Wisden takes you to Lord's?
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    edited May 20
    But surely Wisden takes you to Lord's?

    Not since the Circle line stopped being a circle. Old rule would apply if the Northern line was in Nidd, but it isn't.

    Northolt
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    In which case,

    Oval

    should be feasible.
  • BroJamesBroJames Purgatory Host
    From there Oxford Circus would be a possibility, but I prefer


    Leicester Square

    (Which puts the whole western side of the Northern Line into Nidd -deep level rules apply)
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    In that case,

    Southfields
  • Northolt

    Yes, I know, it's the obvious move, but unusual isn't always the best strategy.
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